Clive Allen Wins West Midlands Community Coach of the Year
The Albion Foundation attended the West Midlands Community Sports Awards 2014 at Villa Park on Thursday evening.
Following their success at the Black Country Awards Community Coach of the Year Clive Allen and Community Project of the Year, our Disability team were shortlisted with the other winners from the 4 County Sport Partnerships in the Midlands.
Clive Allen, our Basketball Head Coach for Sporting Club Albion, was crowned Community Coach of the Year.
Clive or “Big Sky” as he is affectionately known is “Mr. Basketball” in the Black Country. He formed Sporting Club Albion’s basketball section 5 years ago and has worked tirelessly to develop this. Clive is a brilliant, inspirational coach who has a passion for developing young talent. His dedication and professionalism is second to none.
Clive had this to say following his presentation: “I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for recognizing and appreciating my work. Like others that was nominated we always try to do our best and expects nothing in return, albeit, your thought-fullness means a lot to me.”
Unfortunately for the disability team did not win their category, although there was further Baggies celebration when Club Legend Cyrille Regis was on hand to induct Baggies super fan Richie Woodhall in the Midlands Sports Hall of Fame.
Rob Lake, Director of the Foundation commented “We are all so delighted and proud of Clive. He thoroughly deserves this accolade for the work he does. He is such an inspirational figure for our young basketballers, he works tirelessly 7 days a week to help them be the best they can. It is wonderful to see his love for the sport is still so strong. We are very lucky to have him on our team.”